The Songs

“If you can remember anything about the sixties, you weren’t really there,” Paul Kantner has said.

While that’s funny, it’s not exactly true. Not everyone tuned in, turned on, and dropped out, of course, like those in the counterculture. Plenty of us just watched The Beatles on Ed Sullivan and did our High School math homework. Some were fighting for us in Vietnam. The blogs talk about the music as well as the pop culture happening at the time. Peace out, amigo.

September 13, 2016
The Rascals People Got to Be Free

Pass the Paisley Playlist for 1968

1968 Playlist The year was 1968. It was a leap year and began on a Monday. The War in Vietnam was raging and so were protests […]
May 5, 2016
Paul Kantner

A Chat with Paul Kantner

The statement “If you remember anything about the Sixties, you weren’t really there is attributed to guitarist, singer, songwriter, counterculture maven, co-founder of Jefferson Airplane and […]
April 5, 2016
Pass the Paisley faves flower power

Pass the Paisley Playlist for 1967

The Year was 1967…It was a time of war and riots as well as love and music. Ronald Reagan, who had been a movie actor and […]
March 10, 2016

Sixties Music Trivia Q and A

The popular music of the 1960s was diverse. It began with doo wop, a folk music revival, lots of rock n roll, and surf rock. It […]
March 7, 2016
The Beatles The Things We Said Today

The Beatles Things We Said Today

Rock and Roll This is one of the beautiful Sixties British invasion songs. “Things We Said Today” was written in 1964 for the Beatles’ film A Hard Day’s […]
March 1, 2016

Pass the Paisley Faves Vol 2

Here is a YouTube playlist for you of some fabulous favorite Sixties music. The music of that time was diverse, so there’s a little rock, folk […]
February 6, 2016
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night

The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night

December 23, 2015
Peter Paul and Mary A' Soalin'

Peter Paul and Mary A Soalin

Some very beautiful Sixties Christmas music comes from traditional folk tunes, and Peter Paul and Mary do a beautiful job of combining several in “A Soalin’.” In […]
November 23, 2015

Loretta Lynn Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’

Loretta Lynn’s song “Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)” is one of the classic Sixties country songs. The lady makes it quite […]
November 4, 2015
Java by Al Hirt

Java by Al Hirt

Trumpet player Al Hirt hit #4 in 1964 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 with the instrumental “Java.” It scored even higher on the Adult Contemporary […]
November 2, 2015

The Shift

People in the ’60s had Twiggy, the face that launched a thousand and more shifts. The dress known as the shift was one of the first […]
November 2, 2015

Snoopy v Red Baron by The Royal Guardsmen

Charles Schultz based Snoopy after one of his childhood dogs, named Spike, and the character appeared in the comic strip on October 4, 1950. Snoopy was […]
October 16, 2015

California Mudslide by Lightnin’ Hopkins

“Have mercy,” sings “Lightnin” Hopkins in “California Mudslide (and Earthquake). Mudslides in California have taken their human toll today, and it seems to be of Biblical […]
October 13, 2015

Pass the Paisley Faves Vol 1 Playlist

Here are 18 songs from the Pass the Paisley YouTube channel for you to enjoy. There are selections of 1960s music and early 1970s music from […]
October 13, 2015

MacArthur Park by Richard Harris

Well, what can we say about “MarArthur Park” by Richard Harris? You’re either with him, swept up in the images and emotions of the performance and […]
October 6, 2015

Queen of the House by Jody Miller

You’ve heard the song “King of Road” by Roger Miller, of course, well, here is “Queen of the House” by Jody Miller. An “answer song” is […]